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Monica Geldres, LMSW

LGBTQ+ Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes Coaching
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About me

My name is Monica Geldres and I have been working in the mental health field for over 15 years. In that time, people in my office have shared their secrets, hopes and fears. They’ve confessed wrongs, explored love and relationships, worked through childhood traumas, and sought support to get through some of their most difficult and painful life events. Most people who come to therapy have been judged harshly for their troubles, by themselves, their peers, spouses, employers, family, and, often, society at large. My role as their therapist has been to provide them a healing and corrective experience through understanding, empathy, acceptance and encouragement. The therapeutic approach that I use is purposeful and pragmatic, moving deliberately toward one or more mutually defined goals.

My interest in pursuing this work began with my own need and search for answers about my family and early childhood traumatic experiences. My formal training at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor gave me the tools to practice the multiple approaches, explanations and interventions that have proven effective and helpful. Psychotherapy comes in many varieties and no single therapy theory or technique holds the answer for your healing process. My job is to help you understand your mental health needs and find the most appropriate intervention for you that can provide emotional relief, improve resilience, build independence, assert decision-making and improve your quality of life.

I hope that in our work together, we can build the rapport and trust that we need to understand you and your subjective experience. You bring the hope, motivation, resources, social support and personal grit to the process. I must understand your inner strengths, life circumstances and personal narrative so that I can facilitate your learning new insights, new ways of thinking, different ways of communicating with others and managing your emotions. If I am successful in my job as your therapist, you will practice new skills, adopt new habits and find a new way of moving in the world. I look forward to the opportunity to meet you.

I offer messaging, live chat and phone sessions, with availability in the evenings and weekends.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
LGBTQ+ Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes Coaching

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MI LMSW 6801074099


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Monica Geldres. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I've been working with Monica for a few months now, and I have to say that she's been very helpful. She Is very attentive, kind, and keen to help me understand my strength and weaknesses. She is the best counselor I ever had, and I have made significant progress.

Written on Feb 03, 2021 after therapy with Monica for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Monica has been an incredible help in my personal development. She always asks the right questions and leads me in a way that I can make my own discoveries. She's extremely sharp and I absolutely trust that she has my growth in mind. I can confidently say that she has helped me with my growth immensely and I look forward to continuously working with her for the foreseeable future.

Written on May 13, 2020 after therapy with Monica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

Monica is the best counsellor I’ve ever worked with!

Written on Apr 18, 2020 after therapy with Monica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue